Deborra-lee Furness at a recent Dover Heights open for inspection

Deborra-lee Furness at a recent Dover Heights open for inspection
Deborra-lee Furness at a recent Dover Heights open for inspection

The sighting of Deborra-lee Furness at a recent Dover Heights open for inspection quickly triggered a wave of suggestions she and her showman husband Hugh Jackman could be on the lookout for a permanent Sydney abode.

The actor was a no-show at the weekend's final inspection of the tightly held Wentworth St clifftop offering (above and below).

With private ocean views, it is a knockdown that goes to auction tonight with $4.5 million hopes through Bradfield Cleary agent Georgia Cleary. The home, bought in the 1940s for £340 pounds, last traded internally among relatives at $200,000 in 1982.

Deborra-lee Furness at a recent Dover Heights open for inspection

The couple own a triplex apartment in New York overlooking the Hudson River which cost $US21 million in 2008, but hitherto have always rented homes in Sydney’s east.

The word from the Jackman camp is that Furness was merely assisting a family friend with their Dover Heights property search.

Australia’s highest-paid entertainer certainly loves coastal Bondi — always heading to the beach just hours after touching down whenever he’s here from New York.

Deborra-lee Furness at a recent Dover Heights open for inspection

It was 2016 when the Wolverine star secured a bolthole for his trips Down Under — a luxury low-rise penthouse just metres from the surf.

Intrigue over the ownership of the $5.9 million Coast, North Bondi, penthouse remains.

Paperwork for the cash buyer still has its ownership company co-directed by Melbourne-based impresario Paul Dainty, promoter of Jackman’s Broadway to Oz tour of Australia. Dainty’s phone directory records certainly show his links to the apartment when he’s not at Toorak or Portsea.

The company is also co-directed by the much-trusted Beverly Hills money manager for movie stars Howard Altman, whose client list through the years has included Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Garner, Ethan Hawke, Jessica Alba and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Jackman has also been with Altman for at least 17 years.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

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